How to Keep Your Christmas Greenery Fresh

How to Keep Your Christmas Greenery Fresh

Do you love using fresh greenery during the holiday season? Adding greenery instantly brings the outdoors in and creates a warmth to the home during the season. Add some lights to your greenery and you instantly have a festive arrangement. I try to use as much fresh greenery as often as I can, but keeping it fresh can require some preparation.

How to preserve your fresh holiday Christmas greenery to keep it from dropping a lot of needles on the floor.

Caring for Fresh Loose Greenery

Fresh greenery inside the home will last for about two weeks but if the greenery is outside it will last longer. The best choices for fresh greenery are cedar, pine and fir. Always purchase or gather your greenery close to the time that you will be needing it.

How to keep your Christmas Greenery from falling off and into the floor. An easy tip to preserving your Christmas greenery.

How to Keep Christmas Greenery Fresh

Fresh greenery clippings

1. Gather your greenery clippings and re-cut the stems at a 45 degree angle, and smash the ends with a hammer. This will help the stems retain more water.
2. Fill a bucket with 1 part room temperature water and 1 part glycerin. Set the greenery stems in the water and allow the fresh greenery to soak over night.
3. Remove the stems from the water. Use the stems to make your own fresh garlands and wreaths.

How to use glycerin to help preserve your Christmas greenery.
How to preserve Christmas greenery in this beautiful rustic Christmas style. Farmhouse, Rustic, Woodland, Simple Christmas

More Tips for Keeping Christmas Greenery Fresh

1. Use the freshest greens you can find. They should have a strong aroma and a nice green color. Avoid any greens that already have brown sections.
2. Give them a daily mist. If you have fresh garlands and wreaths, give them a little water each day. This really helps them to last longer!
3. Keep greenery away from heat, and sunlight, both of which dries out the greenery very quickly.
4. Use fresh greenery in areas that are not high traffic. Once the greenery begins to dry, the needles will fall off if it is touched or bumped on a frequent basis.

Using fresh wreaths, and garlands are beautiful choice for the holiday season. The fresh scent and vibrant green color can brighten up any room. With these few tips, you will be able to keep your fresh Christmas greens alive a little longer through the Holiday season.

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Sarah Blankenship

Rocky Hedge Farm is a simple living blog sharing the journey of a family living in small town USA. A hang laundry on the line, cook from scratch kind of girl, living in a modular home that is being remodeled, Sarah writes about balancing life as a mother, wife, homemaker, and farm girl.

Located in rural Missouri, Sarah keeps the company of her husband, and four children. The days are filled with time spent in the garden, keeping house, working on DIY projects, checking on the bees, and spending time with her husband and their children.